As part of their work with Amnesty International India’s Human Rights Education programme, students at the Jindal Mount Litera Zee School (MLZS), Nagothana explore the Right to Equal Opportunity.
Eager to understand and form an opinion on an issue that is important and relevant to them and the student community, middle and high-school students participated in a debate on caste reservation in India. Cheered on by 50 of their fellow students, ten speakers from classes VI to IX explored the various aspects of the topic under debate - “Should there be reservation based on caste and religion”.
The session was extremely insightful, with participants exploring the concept of reservation in education, and why empowering marginalised communities with quality education is a vital step towards bringing equality and social justice in India.
The event, held on 24th February 2016 was conducted by the Principal of the school, Mrs. Savita Sharma, and presided over by UNESCO Coordinator, Lavkesh Landge and Human Rights Education (HRE) Coordinator, Rashmi Sexena.
To learn more about the HRE programme, visit www.amnesty4education.org.